The fresh Italian
is pronounced koh-teh-KEE-noh
The cotechino is a mildly spiced and very fatty pork
sausage. The pork must be of a very high quality. The minced meat is flavoured with nutmeg
, and pepper
, and stuffed into fat links
Cotechino con Lenticchie is a famous stewy dish incorporating this magnificent little banger. The sliced sausage, grilled until oozing unctious fat, is combined with tiny green lentils, and is often served with chunks of bread and butter.
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